Glide Bike inventor, Ed Mondello, set out to create a balance bike for his daughter when he wanted to teach her how to ride. “I was convinced that the weight of the steel frame was hindering her ability to control the bike and that the training wheels were delaying the learning process by preventing the feel of balancing. I knew there had to be a better way.” and so the Glide Bike was created.
Glide Bikes do not have peddles or training wheels. It is a balance bike or training bike that helps kids learn to balance and steer a bike safely. With Glide Bikes, kids learn to balance first, with no pedals or training wheels to get in the way. Children start by sitting and walking the bike with their feet. Then when they are ready they can “glide” by lifting their feet off the ground and placing them on the pegs.
I received the Mini Glide Bike for my three-year-old to try. The Mini is designed for kids 2-5 years old and up to 100 pounds. The Glide Bike has foot pegs for gliding so the kids can put their feet up to help them glide and an adjustable handlebar which helps the bike grow with your child, plus it ensures your child gets the right fit. There is also a hand brake. I can’t believe how light weight it is either, only 8 pounds. Which is nice considering how many times I have had to pull him out from under it. The lightweight frame will also come in handy when we want to take it to the park this spring. Glide Bikes also offers The Go Glider for kids 5-10.
- Glide Bikes can be purchased on Amazon
- Visit GlideBikes.com